Gensler Hires Strategic Community Design Leader in Houston
With over 28 years of experience managing and designing education, performing arts and civic projects in the city of Houston, Marie joins Gensler to lead the Arts & Culture and Education practices for the Houston office.
Marie previously ran her own practice, Team Hoke, which she began after more than 15 years at WHR Architects where she led their Studio for Education and Arts. Marie also served as the Senior Project Manager for the University of Houston’s Facilities, Planning & Construction Department. Notable accomplishments include her work with clients such as Sam Houston State University, the University of Houston, Houston Independent School District, Texas A&M University, and Galveston College.
Having held positions as the owner and professional service provider, Marie brings a unique understanding of functional aesthetic and budgetary needs of both sides of the table to her projects. Her broad conversance with each group’s challenges and responsibilities allows her to leverage both perspectives to achieve a successful outcome.